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Jan 8, 2013 12:35am PST
gonna be great. it's like -- [ as obama ] "my fellow americans. you're breaking up. are you in a tunnel? [ laughter ] are you in a tunnel?" this is a big story, here. tmz has posted pictures of justin bieber smoking weed at a party last week. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] it is pretty embarrassing. it's pretty embarrassing. weed was like, "yeah, i don't normally do this. [ laughter ] i won't do this again. i won't do this again." >> steve: come on, weed! >> jimmy: some sports news. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying reports that he will admit to using performance enhancing drugs. yup. that lance has been very consistent about his intentions to just keep lying. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i don't want to -- i don't want to push it. check this out, you guys. the ceo of hulu just announced that he is stepping down in the next few months. he would have done it sooner but they're forcing him to sit through a bunch of commercials first. [ cheers and applause ] "the following resignation is brought to you --" [ laughter ] i heard that astronaut buzz aldrin just finalized his d
Comedy Central
Jan 8, 2013 1:30am PST
snon the tail side a bald eagle breathing fire while making love to then american flag. what is on the snead obama? boehner? i'll tell what you it should be the charmin bears because when you pull an idea like this out of your ass, you're going to need something soft. [ laughter ] besides, it doesn't matter, all of this means nothing because a one trillion dollar coin doesn't solve anything. our nation's debt is $16 trillion. we can't make a $16 trillion coin. that's just silly. we'll be right back. [cheers and applause]>> stephen, everybody. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] folks in just a few minutes my guest will be jimmy wales, founder of wikipedia, the gigantic free online encyclopedia that invites users to write and edit all the articles. it's that feature that allowed me to rally my viewers back in 2006 to save a majestic creature from the threat of extinction. find the page on elephants and create an entry that says the number of elephants has tripled in the last six months. folks, you responded to valently that wikipedia locked the page and to this day it remains semi
Current
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
over there. we accept the fact that americans always kill the bad guys. even president president obama with the quoteed peace prize he's doing this to keep america safe. we're willing to suspend a lot of disbelief if we believe that's what is happening. and there is a lot of reporting and facts to indicate not so much. but because we're willing to buy into this, we're willing to accept it and let a lot of this fly, i think the hearings will tend to bring out how much we're willing to let go and how far down the road we've gotten, and whether or not there is time to pull back from that. >> john: in light of the two nominations it willen tougher for the g.o.p. or the corporate media to call this president a liberal. joe williams, directorjoel rubin, joe williams, and the great sam seder. thank you for your time tonight. sam will hang around and come back later on in the show. after the newtown connecticut massacre, gun supporters are telling us they're the real victims. out for us. rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting. rolo.get y
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am PST
massage table. the various afghan sides are talking to each other about the end of the american part of the war and what it means for them. president obama listed ending the afghanistan war first on the list of -- on his list of priorities for the things he is going to work on post fiscal cliff at this new start of his second term. the outgoing commanding general for the u.s. in afghanistan, general allen, the other guy whose e-mails are being investigated in connection with the sex scandal that caused general petraeus to resign, general allen, his outgoing recommendation as he leaves as commanding general of the war in afghanistan of course we should leave tens of thousands of americans there as long as possible until we finally have to leave at the end of 2014, and then we should leave tens of thousands of americans there even thereafter. naturally that is his recommendation. when is the last time a general asked to please have fewer resources to work with. but however many americans get left in afghanistan in some training capacity in the long run after the end of 2014, after
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
that will happen again. both president karzai and president obama want american troops to stay in afghanistan 2015 and beyond, but exactly how that is going to happen and what regulations will govern their presence and conduct is a point of contention between the two leaders. talking to a non- resident senior fellow at the -- senior fellow talking about afghanistan. we will take your questions. the numbers are on the screen. here is a tweet from the oversight of gop. can you explain the structure of the afghanistan government? how has it improved -- can it be improved? how does it compare to iraq? guest: that is an enormous question. afghanistan has strong regional governors who are appointed by the president. it is not dissimilar to the u.s., where state governors have a great deal of power. the question among those who study afghanistan and have looked at the last 10 years of war is whether we have made the right choice by giving the president so much power to appoint governors. it would be as if president obama had bennett right to -- had the right to appoint all- american gove
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
us for americans. obama care may not be such a saving grace for young people. here to explain is fox business network diane mass is heed dau. >> an affordable care act division linking prices for older and younger patients could mean a 40 percent premium hike. they will only charge older people a maximum of three times what they charge younger people. as a result the report forecasts policyholders age 21 to 29 are looking at a 42 percent hike in premium costs. while those in their 30s can expect to pay 31 percent more. add it up and the authors say almost 4 million people pay more out of pocket insurance even if you account for preem why yous assistance. they pay comparable small penalty for not having it instead. the higher cost for younger policyholders balances the lower cost for the older ones. young policyholders start dropping out prices go up for everyone. the report adds that eliminating health status as a reigning factor may also increase premiums by 20 percent for those with lower than aying health risks which would effect younger policy hoerlds. while it already started go
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
guy. let's get to work. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. >> president obama nominates chuck hagel as defense secretary, and conservatives are fuming. >> positions that he has taken over the years will be, i think very much a matter of discussion. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> if hagel is nominated, it is very difficult to imagine circumstance in which i could support his confirmation. >> admiral joe sestak and richard wolffe are here on the road to confirmation and what this could mean for defense cuts. >>> republicans are coming out for the government shutdown. >> you think that's a good idea? >> yes, i do. >> you really do? >> yes. >> john nichols on their backwards reasoning. >>> mcdonnell doesn't mind another hostage situation for the deficit, at the expense of the most vulnerable. david cay johnston lays out the gop fabricated spending problem ahead. >>> the opposition on gun control reaches heated extremes. >> i don't think the federal government has any business having a list of law abiding citiz
Current
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
officially chose yesterday as his defense secretary. obama called him an american patriot and the leader our troops deserve. if confirmed hagel will be the first vietnam vet and the first enlisted soldier to become secretary of defense. republicans are criticizing the former senator for not having enough support for israel and not taking a hard enough stance against iran. democrats are also getting tough on hagel. newly-elected senator tammy baldwin, also the first openly gay u.s. senator says she plans on questioning hagel for his anti-gay comments. 14 years ago hagel criticized ambassador james hormel for being aggressively gay. baldwin wants to know if his apology is sufficient and sincere and she wants to see how he's evolved on that issue particularly in the area of don't ask, don't tell. another obama appointment yesterday, he tapped counter terrorism adviser john brennan to lead the c.i.a. much the controversy there has to do with his involvement in the use of armed drones and his views on waterboarding but it is resparking a debate over the white house cyberleaks. president's aid
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama demanded the taxes were going up for some americans. >> neil: for this whole kubuki theater was silly? >> the house passed extension past august. harry reid refused to bring it up. president owes congress a report because medicare is spending out of the general fund 45% what it is paid for benefits. that required by law and 15 days after he submits a budget he has to submit a report to fix it. four years he hasn't done that. we should be demanding of this president to follow lawsuit on. >> neil: you voted for this cliff deal in the senate. do you think you will be held to pay for that? >> in the end my evaluation. >> neil: are people saying there might be a party challenge to you? >> obviously, there are conservatives not happy with me. >> neil: are they saying you disappointed them? >> i say i was voting to protect 99% of americans to get their income taxes increased and i denied $4 trillion that was going to be misspent to increase spending, increase the size of government to increase government's control over our lives. i think the cause of the problem is the size
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
obama. but polls suggest bloated defense budgets have worn thin with the american voters. a survey down last spring offered voters three options to reduce the deficit. 27% supported raising revenue. 50% supported reducing domestic spending, and 62% preferred reducing defense spending. that is quite a bit. reducing the defense spending also was popular with voters of all partisan affiliations, 78% of democrats support it, so do 52% of independents and 49% of republicans. >> joining me now is former congressman from massachusetts, barney frank, welcome. you have a really interesting article, in it you say one of the big political changes in your lifetime is happening now. and it is that politicians on the side of cutting defense spending are actually winning elections. and the american people are deciding the cuts. do you see hagel as part of this trend? >> i was, i was very critical about the remarks he said about the ambassador. now i hope he gets nominated because he is clearly being attacked from the right. from the let's spend more money in defense while we're cutting taxes fact
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
today was the day that the obama administration made the single biggest play to define what comes next. what is t next. today, he nominated chuck hagel, in doing, he nominated the first vietnam veteran. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that is something we only do when it is absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared to the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. with chuck, our troops will always know just like sergeant hagel was there for his own brother, secretary hagel will be there for you. and finally, chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence, and commitment to consensus, he has earned the respect of national security and military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> hagel will be the third republican secretary of defense appointed by the last two democratic presidents. william cohen, and bob gates, re-appointed by president obama in 2009. and chuck hagel is a republican senator from nebraska. the republic
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
governors. it would be as if president obama had the right to appoint all-american governors, rather than them being elected by their states. many believe we would see better performance by the governors if they were held accountable by the people in their provinces and districts. the international community did not make that choice when it was setting up the afghan constitution. many people wonder if that was an opportunity missed to provide less opportunity for corruption and more responsive and transparent government in afghanistan host: there have been complaints in the past from the karzai government about diplomatic channels from the united states. and reports are that he will be complaining as well this time to washington that he talked to officials there, but little progress is made. who is he talking to? what is the line of communication? guest: we have an ambassador in afghanistan, and currently general john allen. it is not intuitive that someone would feel sorry for president karzai, but he has had 10 u.s. commanders over the 10 years of war there. he has not had a chance
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am PST
of a sudden turn on him? uh-huh. because he is obama's choice. you have already told us that it's a very rare occasion that the president's choice is not selected. again, what are we left with here? heeshz the same stufr than in 2013. >> american political life has become more about smearing than about engagement with ideas. we haven't talked about another nomination. john brennan and the nomination to be head of the cia has been underreported, and i think what's striking about that is that what was controversial in 2008, and obama had to withdraw him from nomination from the cia. it hasn't been controversial. what does that say about our politics? i want to venture a bold idea which senator daniel patrick moynihan raised in legislation in both 1991 1k3 1995 which this country should think about abolishing the cia. it has a bad track record. we should take a hard look. forget hearings about president's nominees, but we need a new church committee, a new pike committee. people might go check it out. into the abuses of the security state which has grown beyond the bounds of accountabi
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
underestimated the american people intelligence. when they are getting a cut in pay local taxes, it's not much money. at first it was cut. when obama did this at the last minute. >> the point of that was, democrats never saw the paycheck coming. >> bob: you are making it sound like, everybody is seeing a massive pay decrease and it's a small amount of money so don't use it as if obama raised their rates on everyone. >> president obama beat his record from last, which being 10 and beat 9, i think it was $39 billion in food stamps when george bush left office. hundred billion dollars. >> dana: let's say that everybody needs, "x" amount fraud. 15% however that figures in to. as a country we're not talking about how to help people get off the system and on to a more sustainable lifestyle to be able to take care of themselves. when you opened you talked about an article when president obama is quoted by boehner as saying he said to him we don't have a spending problem. the white house is not backtracked on that. obama has backtracked on something, medicaid cuts. he was willing to do
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
hagel and his counter terrorism advisor as the director of the central intelligence agency. obama brought both men by his side in making the announcement. >> as president and commander in chief my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people to help meet the challenges of our time i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team. >> obama nominated hagel to replace leon panetta. both men will have to go through senate confirmation hearings. hagel could be in for tough questions. lawmakers are looking into statements he made about iran. leaders in congress need to agree on comprehensive measures to reduce the u.s. debt by the end of february. if they don't the pentagon's budget will be cut by $45 billion. that's 9 prz. secretary of defense robert hail said what's even worse is the automatic cuts would continue over a decade. >> we are working toward rebalancing toward asia pacific presence there. we will pay attention to long-term press in the asian area, including china. >> senior u.s. officials do not usually use such language when
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
. seems to me president obama is hell bent on taking as much money as he can from corporate america and affluent americans who give to those who don't have very much. first round of tax increases will most likely be not the last. >> do you then agree with the republican leader in the senator republican mcconnell who says we are done now with the taxing side of it now we have to concentrate on spend something that done now. >> no. >> is the revenue side of it taken care of yet? >> no. no. it is not. >> bill: not done. but there is is no question the republicans will oppose any further tax increases and that could lead to a shutdown of the federal government in a couple of months. joining us from washington fox news senior analyst brit hume. you are not surprised by nancy pelosi's statement are you. >> i'm not surprised. the idea has gone nowhere. >> bill: everybody knows that. maybe not ms. pelosi and everybody else. president obama knows if he tries to go in for more tax increases the republicans are going to basically not go along with it and it won't get through the house of repre
CNN
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
, which is more like most americans are. >> i think that's what president obama is going for. look, he's a republican. i'll have a diverse cabinet in terms of party affiliation. the question is his world view. >> you think he'll get the nomination? >> he was in favor of bashar al assad. >> he was not in favor. that's not fair to say. >> because he was willing to support negotiations doesn't mean he was for him. >> "vogue" magazine was for him and his wife. >> "vogue" magazine is not making foreign policy decisions in the u.s. senate. >> thank goodness. do you think he'll pass? >> i think it's premature to decide. we have to have the confirmation hearings. >> we're already finding a lot of the large organizations, they're not going to fight that aggressively. >>> tonight, a clearer picture just how bad the flu season is turning out to be and could get much worse. if you haven't had your flu shot, you might want to listen to this. dr. sanjay gupta joins me ahead. >>> flu season is hitting early dr. sanjay gupta joins me ahead. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what
CNN
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
money needs an ally. >>> raw politics now and a war of words breaking out over president obama's pick for secretary of defense. he's chuck hagel. >> chuck knows war is not a distraction. he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared towards the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. >> senator hagel, though, may not have an easy confirmation. here is the reaction today from senator john mccain, a one-time political ally who once considered hagel as a running mate. i have serious concerns about the positions senator hagel has taken on a range of critical issues in recent years which we will fully consider in the course of the confirmation process. he's talking about iran, his willingness to consider cuts to the budget, and perhaps his pro -pro pro-israel support. >> i'm a united states senator, not an israeli senator, but my first interest, i take an oath of office to the constitution. >> lindsey graham said his former colle
FOX Business
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
government that obama is trying tony flick o to inflat sooner or later you run out of other people's money. neil: we might be seeing that now, a lot of americans seeing payroll taxut makeo taken away -- we have a situation where 80% of working americans are seeing their taxes go up at the beginning of the year, president vehicle kept that going to to focus on fact, see only rich seeing their taxes go up, this might have reminded folks, my taxes just went on up, what happened now? >> well everyone's taxes are ing up, and social security tax going to up is just a small part, we have all kinds of taxes going up because of the so-called obamacare, and new levees of various sorts even a tax on medical devicesf so the poor people who happen to be ill or iured, will have to pay -- haveb taxes about up as well. neil: amazing ed meese, happy new year. >> thank you, happy new year to you. neil: ed meese, now that you have time to sink in look at that first 2013 paycheck f yours, and get ready for this. you a getting well less, you are about to pay more, more not taxes but more everything else.
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
hagel at the top spot. the obama's administration's baitle plan is beginning to take shape. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. to this day chuck bears the scars and shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> hagel himself, the former senator defending his own record in a exclusive interview with his hometown newspaper, telling "lincoln general star" the distortions of my record have been astounding. will the white house make the sell on capitol hill? a place where even senators in the president's own party remain divided on this pick. >> i believe the president should be able to have his team, but the advice and consent of the senate is an important responsibility and we have to do independently and there are questions that need to be answered. >> chuck hagel is his own man. he wears no man's collar. he will continue to be his own man. that is the kind of person you want as secretary of state when you're in the room deciding about war and peace, you want somebody to give their hone
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am PST
including when then senator obama was in the senate, you shouldn't raise the debt limit, it's irresponsible, and weakens us and americans deserve more. and can't have somebody let's not raise the debt and congress says don't raise it, but i'm going to overrule because i'm the chief executive. >> it would be against what not only what he, you know, the votes he casts in congress and what he says at the time, but i think he said, you know, last year when this was under consideration that his lawyers have advised him there was no authority to do this. so, i think it's most unlikely, equally unlikely, of course, you see, megyn, that the government should deal with the debt problem, debt ceiling issue by coining a trillion dollar platinum coin, which is-- >> i kind of like that one. >> yeah, that's what-- i just, i did a little research before coming on with you, megyn to see what's the value -- what kind of real value would have a platinum coin have and the government did for a period of time mint some platinum coins including a one ounce coin that sold for about $1800. if a one ounce coin is w
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
election. just like he won the debate over raising taxes on the rich. and the american people are behind him. a new poll shows 52% approve of the president's handling of the fiscal cliff deal that raised taxes on the wealthy just 31% support speaker boehner. 57% say president obama got more of what he wanted. just 20% say that about the gop. republicans may not be good at a lot of things, but i do think they can read the poll numbers. they know their approach isn't working which is why gop leaders have begun to waffle on the party's threat not to raise the debt limit. >> we have to use whatever leverage we have. and there are some examples of leverage can coming along. the debt ceiling is one of them. that hopefully would get the president engaged. >> hopefully? whatever leverage we have? doesn't sound like a guy who's confident to me. and john boehner's in the same tight spot. the wall street journal says that boehner thinks that that bill is just one point of leverage. he says he hedges by noting that it is not the ultimate leverage. when a politician talks like that, you know he has a
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am EST
there other than president obama and the american people basically saying that 2% can carry the burden. they can solve the problem. it's not going to solve the problem. >> we're going to continue this conversation. coming up cohen and company voice chairman thomas strauss is going to join us to discuss what he's expecting from the markets in 2013. plus how is small business feeling about the state of the economy? national federation of independent business is going to be releasing its latest survey and we've got chief economist to break down those numbers. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getw
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 11:00am EST
that in people say how should the americans deal with this guy. >> i think it should be a wait and see attitude with this guy. even president obama a while back when talking about egypt said, well, egypt is not exactly an ally. if they are not, why are we giving them all of this. it is the optics, connell. do we really want to be shown in advance taking their word for something when everything they are doing, it looks like it is not in u.s. interest. it is just that the optics are very bad. connell: thank you for joining us today. >> my pleasure. dagen: the european unemployment rate hitting an all-time high in november with more than 26 million people out of work across the eu. spain recording the highest unemployment rate. 26.6% followed by grief at 26%. the u.s. peaked at about 25% during the great depression. if you can find it cheaper, target is planning to match that price. the move follows a disappointing holiday shopping season. ♪ dagen: rock legend releasing a whole new single today. his first music in about ten years. it is also his 66th birthday. there is a new album d
Current
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
gun stores, ranges, and shows from coast to coast with their constitution american flags and hands off my guns signs to protest president obama's quote, post sandy hook assault on gun rights. some state legislatures are carrying out that agenda, including two states where mass shootings have already occurred. for example virginia, the site of the virginia tech shootings and texas home to fort hood, they are both considering guess what loosening restrictions. but still there is room for hope. because in arizona the home of gabby if i giffords and christina taylor green in that state governor jan brewer today said she might be open to gun control measures. jan brewer, she told the arizona republic, i think gun control has been an issue that's been on the top of a lot of people's minds. it will be something that i'm sure will be addressed in the legislature, a and my ears are all open. jan brewer open to gun control. now i've heard everything. maybe, maybe something can happen maybe courageous leaders like bloomberg giffords, mcchrystal maybe they can change the world. with me is john
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
. forces and the international security assistance force. now, few americans have dedicated more time to this country and general mcchrystal served throughout six generals and i will ask each and every president, including president obama, and the unexpected moment came in the wake of an interview with rolling stone, magazine in which the general and his staff appeared to criticize vice-president biden and other white house officials. later tonight we will revisit that highly controversial interview and set the record straight the events surrounding his activity duty. first we welcome the studio audience author of the brand new memoir "my share of the task" retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. [applause] >> it's an honor to see you. thank you so much for coming. >> sean: first of all, i've got to start, this book i could not put down and more importantly, i look at your life over the three decades, you dedicate your life to the service of your country. it's an amazing -- it is an amazing sacrifice. you go into the details about it. it's hard on our servicemen and women. >> it
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
obama made clear just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war firsthand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam. fighting side-by-side, with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. and another, a month later, when hagel himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a republican senator, he angered some in his own party for not backing the troop surge in iraq, not supporting unilateral sanctions against iran. and what some on the hill perceived a lack of support for israel. >> hagel's record is very, very troubling in the nation of israel. he's not been a friend to israel. >> reporter: hagel and the white house says these are misperceptions. with hagel telling his hometown paper, he has unequivocal, total support for israel. but he still has a lo
FOX Business
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
of whatever his sins were under the bush demonstration by four years of service and the obama administration. any problem? >> there has to be some question is this a new form of american warfare, covert of syndromes? so i think some questions there, but the bigger fight will be over senator hegel. at the end of the day he will be confirmed commander think he should be. i admire the stand that he took. my problem is he is not a great manager, and this job will be all about cutting the defense budget and doing it in such a way that it does not get the military. the second problem is, he is not viewed favorably by israel, and they are not afraid of him. if the united states and israel are on different pages on this in israel feels that it goes alone, they construct a military confrontation. it does not finish it. it tracks a send. lou: let me go back to this immediately. i thought of the name of robert mcnamara. we did not drink together, nor did i know impersonally, but he was considered to be the boy genius running the department of defense and was a disaster in every respect.
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if forces to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side-by-side with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one, when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. another, a month later, when hagel, himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side, where the major blast came up, and i was burned all up and down the left side of my body. so, i grabbed tom first, he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose. and you don't have time to think about, is he dead or alive? >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a republica
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
barack obama was unfit, unqualified and maybe not even an american. this confirmation hearing will be important. it's obvious even some democrats want to hear answers from senator hagel on a variety of issues. have confidence he will be confirmed unless one of these senators steps forward and says he or she will put a hold on his nomination. i doubt that will happen. as long as that doesn't happen we will have a spirited confirmation and he will be confirmed. >> we get to the point about some democrats being a little tepid. the two of you write about campaign campaigns in game change about the mccain campaign. i know a lot of things are said. so many things happening, the n incoming is so unbelievable for these candidates. do you forget saying someone would be a great secretary of state? do you forget saying that, feeling that, knowing that zblnktsz h? how does that happen? how does senator mccain vote against chuck hagel? >> first, i don't think he has said he will vote against chuck hag hagel. >> how does he do that? i don't think he will. >> they say we want to hear answers and i i
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
conversation. the reality is barack obama's is the most dominating, controlling foreign policy national security president since richard nixon. he doesn't delegate. he dominate. he is going to control all of the major decisions regarding american diplomacy and certainly the use of force. so whatever chuck hagel thinks or doesn't think on the issue of attacking or not attacking iran it ultimately will be the president's decision and it's not going to be a 6-5 vote either. whether it goes towards diplomacy or towards war. this is going to have to be a consensus given the stakes. so, yeah, i think chuck hagel understands that attacking iran on the risk to reward ratio is heavily skewed toward the, toward the risk side rather than the reward but in the end in an op-ed last year he supported the use of force as an option that should be kept on the table. so in the end president's call, jenna. jenna: okay. one of the points you made in your writing after this interview that you did with senator hagel about his comments regarding the quote, unquote, jewish lobby. you bring it to a broader pers
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
homeowners. the event took place early today at the center of american progress, and you can see it at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. yesterday, president obama nominated chuck hagel as the defense secretary and john brennan as head of the cia. we will hear more on this as well as foriegn policy changes for the u.s. host: is on the phone with us. josh rogan, let's begin with the nomination of chuck hagel. " -- guest: they traveled to iraq together when president obama was just candidate barack obama. they have a similar world via. he has been serving as the -- on the intelligence advisory board code-share. they get along. he is likely to implement his policies. he has a great personal relationship with him. host: what about the confirmation process for the forming the senator -- for the former senator? there has been a vote count out there the right now there are senators that oppose him. guest: i would not trust any vote count. most senators lamont's commit before they have had a chance to properly is that the nomination. what we do know is there are about five senators who promised
Current
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
secretary of defense today by the president himself. let's watch. >> obama: chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an an american patriot. he volunteered for the army and vietnam. he represents the bipartisanship that we need more of in washington. for his independence and commitment to consensus he has earned the respect of national security and military leaders republicans and democrats including me. in the senate i came to admire his courage and judgment, his willingness to speak his mind even if it wasn't popular. >> cenk: get a load of that. he is a republican, but the people opposed to him are republicans. of course. let's bring in michael shure or epics course correspondent. >> it is safer for a republican to support john kerry than one of their own for secretary of defense. >> cenk: what is wrong with that? >> so much is wrong with that. a lot of of it was that he was never well liked by republicans in the first place. a lot of it a big problem that chuck hagel is he's going in front of a lot of these guys who are saying to him. people were up in two years, 2
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
invention. >> we already have the apple corer. >> american exceptionalism. >> let's all walk back here so natalie can do the news. >> oh, okay. >> thank you very much. >>> speaking of me -- >> you're done chewing the banana, right? >> yes. >>> president obama is defending his choice much secretary of defense in chuck hagel. critics are questioning whether the former senator of nebraska is committed to israel's defense. he says that his record is distorted. president obama said he admired hagel's willingness to speak his mind. >>> survivors and victims' family members heard testimony at a preliminary hearing monday for aurora, colorado, theater shooting suspect james holmes. the officer who arrested holmes said the accused gunman was, quote, very, very relaxed and detached. other police witnesses were visibly moved when they described the scene last july where 70 people were shot, 12 of them fatally. >>> hpv, sexually transmitted human papilloma virus, oral and anal cancers in both men and women have increased. national journal cancer institute, encourages hpv vaccinations. cervical can
KOFY
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i grabbed tom first and he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose and you don't have time to think about is he dead or alive. >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a repub
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
going to hurt small businesses. he's going to hurt every american. but number two, it combined those tax increases not with spending cuts, which is what president obama campaigned on every day, but instead with spending increases. $330 billion in additional new spending. that just made the problem worse. it wasn't a serious response to the grave fiscal and economic problems facing this country. >> woodruff: i remember reading your father said that you weren't coming to washington to compromise. are you saying compromise is a bad thing in our system of government? >> well, no, not at all. in fact my view on compromise is exactly ronald reagan's view. president reagan said what do you do if they offer you half a loaf? answer, you take it. then you come back for more. i am very, very happy to compromise, to work with anybody, democrat, independent, libertarians. i've joked i'll work with martians, if they're willing to cut spending, to tackle the debt, to have fundamental tax reform, to have regulatory reform and pro growth policies. we've got to fix these problems. i think most america
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